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Antarctic Peninsula, Western Antarctica, Antarctica

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 62° 57' 0'' South , 60° 37' 59'' West (est.)
Margin of Error:~0km


Western side of the peninsula has ornitogenic soils, with guano layer and phosphatized zone.

Guano layer: 'unnamed (NH4-(Mg) urate)', struvite, fluorapatite, hydroxylapatite, brushite.

Phosphatized zone: leucophosphite, minyulite, taranakite, 'unnamed (Al phosphate fluoride hydrate)'.

Phosphatized zone in relic soils: 'arctowskite', vashegyite.

Vivianite occurs in the surroundings.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Actinolite

Albite

var: Andesine

var: Oligoclase

Alunite

Analcime

Andalusite

Anhydrite

Ankerite

Antlerite

'Apophyllite'

Aragonite

Arctowskite

Atacamite

Baryte

'Biotite'

Bornite

Brochantite

Brushite

Calcite

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

Chloraluminite

'Chlorite Group'

'Copper Stain'

Cordierite

Corundum

Covellite

Diaspore

Epidote

'Feldspar Group'

'var: Perthite'

Ferrihydrite

Ferrosaponite

Fibroferrite

Fluorapatite

Galena

Graphite

Greigite

Gypsum

Halite

Hematite

'Heulandite'

Hexahydrite

'Hornblende'

Hydrokenoralstonite

Hydroxylapatite

Ikaite

Ilmenite

Jarosite

Kaolinite

'K Feldspar'

Laumontite

Leucophosphite

Leucoxene

'Limonite'

Magnetite

Microcline

Minyulite

Mogánite

Molybdenite

Molysite

Mordenite

Muscovite

var: Illite

var: Sericite

Natrojarosite

Natrolite

Orthoclase

Plancheite

'Pumpellyite'

Pyrite

Pyrophyllite

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Chalcedony

Rutile

Scolecite

Siderite

'Smectite Group'

Sphalerite

Spheniscidite (TL)

'Stilbite'

Struvite

Sulphur

Sylvite

Tamarugite

Taranakite

'Thénardite'

'Thomsonite'

Titanite

'Tourmaline'

Tridymite

var: Christensenite

'Unnamed (Al Phosphate Fluoride Hydrate)'

'Unnamed (Basic Ca-Al Sulphate)'

'Unnamed (NH4-(Mg) Urate)'

Vashegyite

Vivianite

Weberite

Zircon

Zunyite


77 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Localities in this Region


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References

Edited by Rowley, P. D.; Vennum, W. R. (1988) Studies of the geology and mineral resources of the southern Antarctic Peninsula and eastern Ellsworth Land, Antarctica. USGS Professional Paper 1351

Barczuk, A., Tatur, A. (2003): Biogenic phosphate and sulphate minerals in the soils of Antarctic Peninsula. Mineralogia Special Papers: 23: 41-43

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